NCPA Media: Environment

  • Sep 25, 2007

    Endangered Species Act Does More Harm Than Good

    Land-Use Controls Punishes Landowners and Animals Alike, Says NCPA Study

    The Endangered Species Act, which was created to help protect species in danger of extinction, put the very species it is supposed to protect at risk, according to a new study by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).


  • Sep 05, 2007

    Current Ozone Standards Already Working

    Give Current Standards Time To Work, Says NCPA's Burnett

    H. Sterling Burnett, Senior Fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis(NCPA), testified today at an EPA public hearing on setting national ambient air quality standards for ozone levels. Burnett told the panel that due to technological improvements and the EPA's existing standards, Ozone levels have decreased and will continue to do so.


  • Aug 30, 2007

    Renewable Energy Laws Mostly Hot Air

    Creating Laws Doesn't Create Results, Says NCPA's Burnett

    Laws requiring the use of renewable energy by utility companies in an effort to lower greenhouse gas emissions are more likely to increase energy costs, according to H. Sterling Burnett, senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).


  • Aug 14, 2007

    NASA Backtracks On 1998 Warmest Year Claim

    NASA Corrects 120 Years Worth of Bad Data, Notes NCPA Expert

    The warmest year on record is no longer 1998 and not because it has been overtaken by a recent heat wave.  NASA scientist James Hansen's famous claims about 1998 being the warmest year on record in the U.S. was the result of a serious math error, according to H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).


  • Aug 08, 2007

    Senate Bill Will Cut Economic Growth, Not Global Warming

    Attempts to Control Greenhouse Gas Emissions Would Hurt The Economy, Says NCPA's Burnett

    A study released this week by the Energy Information Administration reported that U.S. economic output would be reduced by $533 billion over 20 years if recently proposed legislation to off-set green house gas emissions is enacted.


  • Jul 11, 2007

    Congress All Talk On Global Warming

    Rhetoric is Free; Turning Rhetoric into Policy is Costly, Says NCPA's Burnett

    From former Vice President Al Gore's recent turn as movie producer and rock concert promoter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's specially created climate change committee, politicians often go to great lengths to propagate the belief that energy use must be reduced to combat catastrophic global warming.


  • Jun 29, 2007

    House Should Shun Senate CAFE Standards

    Raising CAFE Standards Will Do More Harm Than Good, Say NCPA Expert

    The House of Representatives should ignore the Senate's recent call to dramatically raise Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.


  • Jun 22, 2007

    Proposed EPA Smog Standards Unrealistic

    Air Pollution Hysteria Prompting Unfounded Ozone Fears, Say NCPA Expert

    Reducing smog emissions standards from the current 85 parts per billion (ppb) to between 70 ppb and 75 ppb, as recently suggested by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), is virtually impossible.